Lynda Britchford MNCS(Acc), AdDipPsyC
17 St Wilfrids Square
Are you looking for a safe space to talk with someone? Are you struggling with trauma, dissociation (losing time), anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties and feeling overwhelmed? My name is Lynda. I value the therapeutic relationship, and the safe and confidential space that I can offer you to explore your experiences and feelings This can be long or short term dependent on your needs
My private practice is based in Oxton, near Southwell. I offer confidential counselling to individuals.
I work with adults and teens over the age of 16. I work with people who are experiencing difficulties with..
- Low self confidence
- Sexual, Physical and Emotional abuse
- Relationship or family issues
- Employment difficulties
- Bereavement and Loss
- Anger management
- Dissociative Identity Disorder
The cost per appointment is £35 (one hour).
A limited number of sessions are available on a Wednesday in Calverton, at a reduced rate for those on Employment Support Allowance, or Jobseekers Allowance.
What can I offer you?
It helps to know a bit about me so that you can get a feel for who I am. My background and experience in supporting patients with trauma and relationships whilst nursing, really was what spurred me on to qualify as a therapist. Trust, and integrity are very important to me, and I am strongly committed to offering my clients an honest, respectful, safe and confidential relationship in which to work together.
Therapy is a journey, and one in which I am willing to sit alongside you, while you explore your difficulties. Beginning therapy can feel overwhelming and difficult, particularly if it is related to trauma. It can take time to feel safe and to build a trusting relationship in which you feel able to share things which you may not have spoken about before. I understand this, and commit to sitting with you in that space without the pressure of time limited therapy.
I have a lot of experience in supporting people with mild learning disabilities (I am a qualified learning disability nurse) who have experienced trauma, dissociative difficulties, relationship difficulties and loss.
I am a dissociation friendly therapist and have experience both personally and professionally, supporting individuals who experience dissociation and dissociative identities.
I recognise that as a client, its really important to feel that you connect with your therapist - I am able to offer you a brief telephone conversation in which we can talk about why you are seeking therapy, and to decide whether you would like a face to face meeting.
What type of therapy I provide:
I use a humanistic model of therapy - predominantly from a person centred perspective. This focuses on the genuine psychological contact between me and you, the client, and my unconditional positive regard for you. Empathy for you, and a desire to understand your experience is core to the therapeutic process.
I am currently involved in further study, and am working towards qualification as a certified Transactional Analyst. Transactional Analysis is also a humanistic approach, strongly rooted in the principles of mutual respect, equality and the belief that all individuals have intrinsic value. (People are okay). TA also encompasses the belief that everyone has the capacity to think, and that while people decide their own destiny, these decisions can be changed. It provides a framework to understand how we develop into the people we are, and the shaping of our coping strategies and behaviour. Bringing these things into awareness enables change to occur, by working together therapeutically to achieve desired goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
* MNCS Acc - I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
* Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
* Zero Suicide Alliance, Suicide Prevention Training (Online)
* Transactional Analysis 101 certificate (Berne Institute)
* Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis (Berne Institute)
* I am also a qualified nurse and have a Diploma in Higher Education: Nursing.
27th January 2018: Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
* As an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, I abide by their code of practice. I have regular supervision, and have appropriate professional insurance.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am able to work with adults and teens over the age of 16. I am experienced in supporting people who are experiencing..
Low self confidence, Depression, Anxiety, Sexual, Physical and Emotional abuse, Relationship difficulties, Employment difficulties, Bereavement and Loss, Anger management, Trauma, Dissociative problems, Asperger syndrome, and personality disorder.
I have a lot of experience in supporting people with mild learning disabilities (I am a qualified learning disability nurse) who have experienced trauma, relationship difficulties and loss.
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£35 per hour.
I offer a small number of slots on a Wednesday, at a reduced cost for people on Jobseekers or Employment Support Allowance. These are £20 per hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 2pm - 7.30pm Tuesday 8am - 7.30pm Wednesday - Eligible reduced rate sessions only, 9am - 2pm Thursday 2 - 7.30pm Friday 8am - 7.30pm, Sunday 10am - 1pm.
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